Category Archives: San Francisco

This is the Duchess of Hayes. She cannot read, but she sleeps under my right armpit when I do. This weekend I took a brief rest from my endeavors of slapping together my chap book (poetry, flash, and tiny essays). … Continue reading

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This is not a slam. Dude, I love San Francisco! I spent a third of the month of February in San Francisco. First, to visit my son (it’s always reassuring to know that 50% of the offspring is still in … Continue reading

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It’s been a week since I’ve returned from San Francisco, partly to visit one of the offspring, and partly because the middle of February is time for the San Francisco Writers Conference, held at the incredibly luxurious Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. … Continue reading

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This year, I decided to start writing daily. The most in-your-face way I can think of is doing it manually. A person can always shut down a laptop. With the screen closed, you might not even realize it’s there. And … Continue reading

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This year has been a scary one, for sure. I turned the Big 6-0, meaning I’m facing my eventual lack of longevity right smack in the kisser. It’s all downhill from here, right? I’ve lost good friends and relatives from … Continue reading

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Hope everyone had a gorge-ous Thanksgiving! (Okay, that was lame.) I’m happy to announce that this year’s NaNoWriMo was completed last Friday. Can I get some applause here? Champagne, maybe? Yes, despite my life, my work, the election, Thanksgiving, an … Continue reading

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I started the NaNoWriMo challenge last week like I ended Week 1 – on fricking fire! As soon as I hit the halfway point (25K+ on Wednesday), I had to slow up and do a few minor things around the … Continue reading

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